Jarvie Store Excavation Report photograph collection, 1987  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Smith, Pamela G.
Jarvie Store Excavation Report photograph collection
1987 (inclusive)
94 slides
Collection Number
The Jarvie Store Excavation Report photograph collection contains slides of the site and the artifacts found. Images were used as illustrations in the report entitled: The excavation of the Jarvie site / Pamela G. Smith.
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Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This report includes a detailed section on the bottles found during the excavation. The numbers in brackets at the end of each entry are the numbers given to the slide which correspond to the above-mentioned report.

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Preferred Citation

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Excavation slide collectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
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Views of Brown's Park and Jarvie Excavation Site
  • 1: View is south at rear of structure. Glass of late 19th and early 20th century is strewn about the exterior of the saloon. The fragments are tentatively identified as having contained "spirits." [1a]
  • 2: This is the south end of the structure. Most of the walls are built below ground. Walls are undressed field status stone which does not appear to have been mortared. [1b]
  • 3: Door height is not quite 6 foot. Framing lumber. Main roof members are ponderosa pine. [1c]
  • 4: Interior of structure. Material hanging down from the ceiling is bark from ponderosa pine poles. A variety of materials were used between the poles and the earth cover. [1d]
  • 5: North end of structure. Main braces are hewn and appear to be designed to bear a considerable weight. Main ridge poles and plate logs are of 10-12" thick ponderosa logs unmodified. [1e]
  • 6: View of roof exterior. The gravel is from the pleistocene terrace in which the structure is built. Log poles are axe cut and unpeeled. Some of the earth cover has washed onto the surrounding area. [1f]
  • 7: This trap door is located in the west substructure; Southeast corner. The wood is typical of the flooring in the west. [2a]
  • 8: View is of the stage and the wall of the cellar. They are made of rough cut lumber. There does not appear to be any framework behind the wall timbers (view of south wall). [2b]
  • 9: This is a view of the cellar's east wall as viewed between the steps of the Stairway. These are mortared river cobbles available locally. They rest against the excavations wall. It is thought that this is how the cellar under the west structure excavated at the Jarvie Ranch may have looked. [2c]
  • 10: Same as Photograph number 9. Illustrates the relationship between the excavation's wall and the cobble wall. [2d]
  • 11: View of south side of Structure Number 2 with the main structure in the center. This structure was built first with the other substructures built later. The basis for this thought lies in the methods used to tie the other structures into the center building. [2c]
  • 12: Interior wall of the main structure. The ponderosa logs have been squared off on the inside and the poles fit so as to form an almost flat face. The outside is coated with mud. The floor is of 1 x 4 tongue-in-groove fir. [2f]
  • 13: Window sill construction of main structure. The fixtures are manufactured but assembled on site. Probably held 4 over 4 double hung windows set horizontally. [2g]
  • 14: Another view of the casement of the window. Round finishing nails were used to construct the window frame. [2h]
  • 15: View is of north wall. Also illustrates cross beam support of this structures ceiling support system. This ties into the roof purlins. All construction of main structure is ponderosa pine. [2i]
  • 16: Close up of cross beam/north wall tie in point. This utilizes a double shoulder notch inserted in a rectangular notch in the wall. This does not show on the outside. Floor joists system appears to be very similar. [2j]
  • 17: Illustrations of main roof support system. Material hanging down is burlap. This material was used to cover roof poles with earth over burlap. Roof purlins and ridge poles rest on plate log or wall log. Planking (1" x 1') rests over poles. [2k]
  • 18: Floor joists joined to sill logs by utilizing double shouldered notches set in rectangular notches. Floor joists appear to be fully rounded ponderosa logs. [2l]
  • 19: View is east oriented toward west outside wall of main structure. Trap door is in front of open doorway. Cross members are abutting main structure. The box-line feature at right is a closet. Note that notching is mismatched on cross beams. [2m]
  • 20: Cross beam joists and west wall of west substructure. Purlins have been notched to fit over ceiling joists. Note pole on photo's right side. It appears to have been placed to aid in the supporting of the ceiling/roof poles. Interior is composed of many different shaped pieces of wood. [2n]
  • 21: Northwest corner of west substructure. Gravel on floor comes from the roof. Note that the inside surfaces of the wall logs are either round or squared. This, with other evidence, indicates prior use of these logs. [2o]
  • 22: This closet was added after initial construction of the substructure. The short pieces of wood that line the back are similar to the flooring in the main structure. [2p]
  • 23: Single and double square notching used with cut ends on logs. Note mismatched groove on roof beam. Sill log rests on a stone foundation of undressed native fiels stone uncoursed. [2q]
  • 24: Exterior treatment of north wall of east substructure. Crates possible containing dynamite were split up to fill the interlog spaces. Mud was also used. Generally without any binding material. [2r]
  • 25: West wall of east substructure. This is the outside of the main structure's east wall. The function of the box is unknown. Some evidence of wall alteration, possibly to plain it so that it would appear to be flat. [2s]
  • 26: Point at which the east substructure is tied to the main structure. These poles about the Southwest corner of the main structure. The will log rests on a single course of unmodified field stone. [2t]
  • 27: Southeast corner of substructure. The vertical post forms the main support the southeast walls. The roof poles are the ridge and purlin poles of the main structure. The wall poles are held to the vertical support by nails driven diagonally through the wall poles. [2n]
  • 28: View Southwest of north substructure. Eve height is about 6' 8" high. This structure's east and west walls abut the north wall of the main and east structure. Saw cut ends with double saddle, square notched. [2v]
  • 29: The substructure's west wall abuts the main structure's north wall. Constructed of wood of various shapes. No indication of windows or doors in the substructure. [2w]
  • 30: View of east substructure's roof support. Single saddle notche on one end with log resting on unmodified wall log. Log length is 7.3 meters. Roof poles are fully round unpeeled ponderosa pine. [2x]
  • 31: Photo shows sill log with floor joist attachment points for main structure's floor joists. Dirt floor for this substructure. [2y]
  • 32: Northwest corner of north substructure. Double saddle notch with saw cut ends. Opening's frames are made of rough cut lumber. This is inserted into a notch in the wall logs. The east corner is formed by nailing to a vertical upright. [2z]
  • 33: The West end of Brown's Park. View to the southwest. [3]
  • 34: The Jarvie Site Prior to excavation. View to the East. [4]
  • 35: View Northwest of one of the Parson's Ranch structures. From the artifacts and "furniture," it appears this structure's last use was in connection with machine and equipment repair. [4aa]
  • 36: View of upper portion of west wall and roof. Material hanging from roof poles in juniper bark. Main roof and wall logs is cottonwood. The logs are double saddle notched with saw cut ends. [4ab]
  • 37: Interior walls are constructed with 1/4 or 1/3 round poles. Mud is used on the outside. A few full round poles are utilized. They are nailed into place. [4ac]
  • 38: End treatment of logs. This is a typical end treament type in Brown's Park. The notching is also typical. An eve purlin is partially visible in the upper right corner. Sill log is the same as the wall logs. [4ad]
  • 39: This structure's last use was as a chicken coop. The ridge and support purlins extend past the east wall several feet. This may have some type of ethnic affiliation. [4ba]
  • 40: View south of east end of structure. The walls and roof are well built with rew cracks evident. It isn't known if this was a dwelling. The roof logs (poles) are 1/2 rounds: One of two major types of roof pole treatments. [4bb]
  • 41: Photo of the Jarvie site prior to excavation. View to the west. [5]
  • 42: The cabin is in a small juniper clearing near the head of Jesse Ewing Canyon. A scatter of peiod metal artifacts exist in the left (east) portion of the clearing. Below (downslope) a faint trace of a 19th century wagon road exists. [5a]
  • 43: The cabin is collapsed. It still can give information on the methods used to construct it. This takes the form of notching, shaping, and finishing techniques utilized on the logs and any interior divisions. [5b]
  • 44: The material used in the construction of the cabin appears to be cottonwood. The structural materials are still solid. Collapse may have been due to vandalism. [5c]
  • 45: Log ends are axe and saw cut. The roof stuctural type is Anglo-American. The log exteriors do not appear to have been treated or altered. The walls appear to be set upon the rim of a shallow pit. [d]
  • 46: Roofing material are axe cut and are limb boughs of cottonwood(?). The limbs are not nailed to the place log and are not modified. Earth covers the limbs which is a common technique in N.E. Utah. [5e]
  • 47: The wall logs are thicker than those found in many nearby cabins and are saw cut. Notching appears to be a deep V-notch. others are shallow saddle notches. [5f]
  • 48: This photo shows the differences in end and notch treatments in a single structure. Little, if any, use of metal, particularly nails, are evident in this structure. [5g]
  • 49: This photo shows the differences in end and notch treatments in a single structure. Little, if any, use of metal, particularly nails, are evident in this structure. [5g]
  • 50: A second structure is located up slope from the cabin (?). It is dilapidated. Construction is similar and materials are the same. [5h]
  • 51: A second structure is located up slope from the cabin (?). It is dilapidated. Construction is similar and materials are the same. [5h]
  • 52: This photo shows the relationship between the two structures. At this time, the structures are assumed to be contemporary. [5i]
  • 53: The area near this structure is re-vegetating with a younger stand of pinyon and juniper that exists nearby. Numerous stumps are located within 1 to 200 feet of the structures. [5j]
  • 54: This photo indicates the second structure is a dugout which was constructed of juniper rather than cottonwood. The end treatment is solely axe type. Fit between legs does not appear to be as tight as on the other structure. [5k]
  • 55: If the juniper was cut at nearly the same time as the other structure, they have not weathered at the same rate. This structure is a cabin; it was probably built before the other structure, as it is not as well built. [5l]
  • 56: Apparently mining was carried on at this site. This photo shows what is apparently a mine shaft utilizing juniper boughs as roof supports. This may also be some type of storage structure. [5m]
  • 57: Many stumps near the Jesse Ewing Canyon structures have been cut by an axe. They usually look something like this. [5n]
  • 58: A juniper near the upper structure which has had one trunk removed by axe cutting. It isn't known if these are contemporary with the cabin's construction date. [5o]
  • 59: Structure is a composite building formed from the mating of two separate structures with a "tie-in" space between the two. This may be a feature common to structure matings in the rural areas of western North America. [6a]
  • 60: Closer view of structure no. 6a (in Number 59). It is evident the "right" (north) structure is of a more recent date than the left structure. The roof of the northern structure is of planned dimensional lumber. It is not known if this is the original roof. [6b]
  • 61: View of north end of "north structure." Exterior walls are made of mud that has been "Finished." Interior walls have been finished with 1/2 round peeled poles. Subject is 5'9" tall. [6c]
  • 62: West wall. The window is a 4 over 4 double-hung type set horizontally. This appears to be a typical treatment in Brown's Park. The floor is 1 x 4 tongue-in-groove fir flooring. [6d]
  • 63: Photo of adjoining sections of north and south structures. This forms a dark, narrow "room" between the two buildings. This and the south room have dirt floors. [6e]
  • 64: This space is about 6' wide. View is in east side of structure. The double square notching serves to join the structures together. The "red" material on the roof is tar paper. Plate logs are beveled to facilitate the roof poles. [6f]
  • 65: Log end treatment of southern structure. Double square notch with saw cut ends. This may be a structural feature that antedates the axe cut end/notch log preparation found on other structures. [6g]
  • 66: View of north and east walls of the structure. Structural materials appear to be cottonwood. There does not appear to be any buffer material between the roof poles and earth fill. [7a]
  • 67: View of east end of structure. Log ends are axe and saw cut. Door frame (exterior, south side: left) appears to have been placed in a recessed groove. Door frame nailed to log ends. [7b]
  • 68: West end of structure No. 7. Eve height is about six feet. Construction is wood and mud on both sides of logs. The floor is dirt. No traces of any heating systems in cabin. [7c]
  • 69: South side of structure. The window is the only opening except the door. The rough cut lumber is nailed to the logs using round nails. No evidence of window casement type. [7d]
  • 70: Southeast corner of structure No. 7. Logs are cut and all logs are double saddle notched. Sill and plate logs are not distinguishable from wall logs. [7e]
  • 71: Photo of the Jarvie Site taken during the Kolb Brothers Expedition in 1911. [33]
  • 72: Photo of the side and corner of the Beaver Creek Cabib circa 1928. Photo Credit E.W. Garrison. [1 App. B]
  • 73: Close-up photo of the Beaver Creek Cabin Corner circa 1928. Photo Credit E.W. Garrison. [2 App. B]
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Bottles containing Alcoholic substances
  • 74-77: Bottles containing Alcoholic substances: Whiskey, Brandy, Wine, Beer, etc.
1 3
Bottles containing Non-Alcoholic Substances
  • 78: Bottles containing Non-Alcoholic Substances: Soda
1 4
Pharmaceutical, Drug, and Prescription Bottles
  • 79: Lyric Bottles, fig. 17
  • 80: Small Prescription Bottles, fig. 18
  • 81: Similar Prescription Bottles, fig. 19
  • 82: Other Prescription Bottles ?,fig. 20
  • 83: Patent (Creams, etc.)/Proprietary Medicine Bottles, fig. 21
  • 84: Powder or Pill Bottles, fig. 22
  • 85: Other Non-Prescription Bottles, fig. 24
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Househole Bottles
  • 87: Fruit Jars, fig. 25
  • 88: Fruit Jars, fig. 26
  • 89: Sauces, fig. 27
  • 90: Extracts, fig. 28
  • 91: Glass Cap, fig. 29
  • 92: Ink Bottle, fig. 30
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Miscellaneous or Unknown Artifacts
  • 93: Salt Shaker, Shot Glass, Candy Dish with lid, fig. 31
  • 94: Unknown Artifact, fig. 32

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Excavations (Archaeology)--Utah--Photographs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Brown's Park (Utah)--Photographs
  • John Jarvie Ranch Site (Utah)--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Slides--Color--1983